Cultivating Compassion is nothing less, or more, than cultivating within the freedom from suffering inevitably part of our human existence. Freedom begins with cultivating the wish for this freedom and grows into compassion, which is that increasing capacity to bring about the realization of freedom from suffering.
On the 76th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, he allowed this occasion to be used by friends, far and wide, to express their gratitude and devotion to him whose life is devoted to cultivating inner freedom for , and in, all beings.
Compassion is not something he DOES. He IS compassion.
Being in his presence inspires and encourages me, and the thousands here with me, that we too may grow the seeds of compassion in our own hearts.
at the Kalachakra Initiation, Washington DC